The Welcome Bonus new players can sink their teeth into at Oranje Casinos comprises a headline offer of €100 in bonus money plus 250 free spins, available as follows:
- 100% Match Bonus on your first deposit up to €100.
- 250 free spins on Blood Suckers II slot, after first deposit.
The minimum deposit to trigger the Welcome Package is €10 so that’s a pretty reasonable investment of about 150 ZAR to double your funds to play with and give Blood Suckers II a decent workout. Of course, casino bonuses need to be considered through the prism of the terms and conditions attached to them, so what are Oranje Casino’s demands?
Wagering Requirement – Oranje Casino really ramps up the appeal of this bonus with a wagering requirement of only 15 times the bonus paid. That’s significantly lower than the usual requirement of around 40 times the bonus we commonly see and means a much greater opportunity for you to convert bonus money into cashable winnings here.
Game Weightings – these are advertised as follows:
- All slots and parlour games contribute 100%.
- Blackjack contributes 20%.
- Casino Hold’em contributes 10%.
- Video Poker contributes 10%.
- All other table games contribute 0%.
So how do we rate this bonus overall? Well, if you’re a high-roller who likes to go large on first deposit the €100 limit might be a little lean for your purposes, and Roulette players might be a little deterred by the exclusion of their favourite game from the wagering requirement. However taking all that into consideration, our verdict is that this is still a very, very attractive deal for many, many players. It’s simple to understand, doubles your first deposit, throws in lots of free spins and the wagering requirements make this one of the best value for money promotions we’ve reviewed. A big thumbs up from us.
Oranje Casino sets out its stall with over 400 Instant Play games arranged into Video Slots, Classic Slots, Live Casino, Table Games and Other Games categories. Thankfully with so much choice it also offers a handy search facility to help you quickly zone in on specific games you know you want to play.
The selection of entertainment here is enhanced by Oranje Casino’s wisdom to source those games from some of the Galacticos of the gaming world, so you’ll find the finest cuts from Microgaming, NetEnt, NextGen, ELK Studios, Scientific Games, BetDigital, Leander, Play N’Go, Quickspin and Yggdrasil all on offer here.
We only have one minor criticism to voice here; Oranje Casino has some magnificent progressive jackpot slots to play – NetEnt’s Mega Fortune and Microgaming’s Mega Moolah being two multi-millionaire makers we know players love – but they’re lumped in with the Video Slots. A separate ‘Progressive Jackpots’ category wouldn’t go amiss to corral these choices so they’re easier to find!
Going mobile with Oranje Casino presents no problems either, with its very well designed mobile site working seamlessly in any smartphone or tablet’s web browser. Currently there are no native apps for Android and iOS devices, but this is no biggie in our opinion – it’s a nice option to have but not essential since everything works without fuss in all the mobile browsers we tested.
The game selection appears just as comprehensive as the desktop site – we certainly couldn’t find any omissions when we searched for our favourite games – so we imagine you’ll be just as happy to use your player account to enjoy Oranje’s mobile casino as your primary destination or as an alternative way to play when you’re not at your desktop PC.
Beyond its Welcome Bonus offer, Oranje Casino works to keep its players engaged with a handful of ad hoc promotions. At the time of review we could take advantage of a Monopoly Week offer to win instant cash prizes while playing at Oranje’s Live Blackjack tables, or a chance to win a VIP trip or cash prize during a monthly series of Race Roulette sessions.
Unusually there was no obvious advertisement of a traditional loyalty points programme in operation at Oranje Casino, however, we can confirm that there is one. Oranje’s comp points are earned for every wager made in its casino, and you can either redeem accumulated points for chips or (rather interestingly) donate them to one of Oranje Casino’s charities . . . a nice idea, and one we wholeheartedly support.
Oranje Casino offers customer support through the following channels:
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone: 00356 2260 3931 – available every day from 11 am until midnight.
- Live Chat – available every day from 9 am until midnight.
We have become rather accustomed to expecting around-the-clock coverage from the best online casinos, so Oranje Casino could improve in this aspect but that’s not to suggest the customer support here is poor. Far from it. When put to the test, Oranje Casino’s staff came through with flying colours, being quick and courteous with helpful answers whenever we made contact.
For managing your player account, Oranje Casino offers a small but very practical set of payment methods. Credit/debit cards from Mastercard and Visa are still many players first choice (although we note that Mastercard is not available as a method for withdrawals here), but there is also the option of NETeller and Skrill if you prefer the convenience and quicker withdrawal times possible with these e-wallet services.
One additional note to be aware of – and one not unique to Oranje Casino – is that deposits with Skrill or NETeller do not qualify for bonuses, so make sure to opt for another deposit method for your first deposit if you don’t want to be disappointed when it comes to the Welcome Package here.
Bottom line about ORANJE CASINO
Oranje Casino claims it is ‘the most played online casino’ which we think might be a brag it would find hard to prove, however, we certainly think it’s an online casino we’d be happy to play and recommend. It gets off to a good start with its useful Welcome Bonus, but it really hits its stride when you settle into the excellent choice of games it offers no matter which digital device you choose to play your sessions on. This casino really grew on us, and we can see it becoming an increasingly familiar name amongst South African players who know a good thing when they see it.